Already a couple of hours late BERGENSFJORD aborts her call at Hirtshals due to heavy winds from the storm Ingolf and return out into the North Sea. The Fjord Line ferry succeeded at a second attempt an hour later.
Heading into Kattegat
NUKA ARCTICA arriving from Nuuk, Greenland.
VIKING STAR inwards Aalborg.
At the cruise terminal
View from the nearby streets.
The old icebreaker ELBJØRN.
VIKING STAR off Hals.
MAGELLAN (ex HOLIDAY) revisit Limfjorden first time since delivery from Aalborg Ship Yard 1985.
In fron the fine classic-looking VÄSTANVIK in-bound for Aalborg Portland.
MAGELLAN at the cruise terminal.
VIKING SEA deprats Aalborg early evening.
With industrial background.
VIKING SEA now off Hals.
VIKING SEA leaves Limfjorden at Egense.
More old Danish Icebreakers in Hals.
The newly built MALIK ARCTICA.
One af several calls by MAGELLAN at the city where she is built.
Port of Aalborg, the gateway to the regional capital area in Northern Jutland, has in recent years been hugely successful in attracting the rising number of ships from the booming cruise industry. Not a surprisingly success at all, with Denmark’s most attractive cruise terminal, located direct in the old city centre, but at the same […]
When I recently, a wet and dull afternoon photographed THOMSON CELEBRATION departing Aalborg from a grass field at the bank of Limfjorden, I somehow was “closing the circle”. With that photo-shoot my very latest and my very oldest photo file captured with a digital camera now features the same ship. I realised that when I […]
AIDA PRIMA departs Rotterdam via Masssluisse and Hoek van Holland, 2017.
In and outgoing Maersk-blue ro/ro-ships from Norfolkline – now a part of DFDS, 2008
Line-up of giants, 2008
The bulk terminal, 2008
Hoek of Holland, 2008
The Erasmus Bridgein the brackground, 2008
The grant homecoming, 2008.
OASIS OF THE SEAS from the Erasmus Bridge, 2014.
The giant heading to her first overhaul, 2014.
Departure for Hull, 2017
Evening at the Hoek, 2017
A brand new AHTS vessel for Maersk Supply Service, 2017
Petrochemical aesthetics, 2017
Ship-to-ship operation, 2017
Another scene with petrochemical aesthetics, 2017
Where to go?, 2017
ELLY MÆRSK at Maasvlakte, 2017
This summer I visited the vast complex of ports at Rotterdam for the fourth time. I’m still not sure if have covered even half of the enormous area and the huge number of individual terminals in this, Europe’s largest port. Here is a selection of the photo outcome so far. As it appear, two of […]
EXPRESS 3, the first of so far three newbuildings for Molslinjen’s expansion plan on Kattegat and the Baltic Sea went into operation last week. The Evolution One12 Wave Piercing-catamaran is also Molslinjen’s first new ship since the mid-nineties, special adapted for the company’s high-frequent operation between Aarhus and Zealand. Several parameters have been “evolutionised” from […]
Most of my photo sessions in Barcelona follow the same pattern: Reunion with friends and brunch at the café Cava Universal. Then a 150 meters stroll down to the quay for the obligate harbour cruise, or should I say port cruise, Barcelona is a huge (cruise) port. Then a busy half hour photographing cruise ships, […]
Last time I visited Olbia was on a cruise ship an autumn morning. That provided a rather spectacular scenery overviewing the east-facing fairway into the extremely busy ferry port. I have always been impressed by the number of ferries servicing Sardinia’s only 1.6 million inhabitants with Olbia as the leading port, but supplemented by Porto Torres, […]
Italy’s advanced capital port to the Med, Civitavecchia figures some impressive numbers. According to the latest statistics, the port on an annual basic handles nearly 2.3 million cruise passengers from no less than 794 calls. The capital hinterland and the central location for the national coastal traffic and the connections to the three major Mediterranean […]
A classic car ferry form the decade before the golden age of private motoring and original built in 1952 for The Danish Railways to the car ferry service crossing The Great Belt, is now likely to be preserved. With more than 20 years as a floating nightclub, the general conception was that BROEN’s preservation potential […]
SAMSØ appears behind a field at the new Ballen ferry harbour.
The new established harbour south of Ballen servicing Danske Færger’s east-route to Kalundborg opened 2015.
The new harbour also features a beautiful designed terminal building with a viewing platform.
SAMSØ departs Ballen a December afternoon.
And now heading towards Zeeland and Kalundborg.
Municipality-owned LNG-powered PRINSESSE ISABELLA photographed from the hill Dyret (The beast or maybe just the animal).
PRINSESSE ISABELLA, here under its original name SAMSØ, arrives Sælvig form Jutland.
The naming of Samsø’s present ferries is a bit complicated. The municipality of Samsø introduced their new building in 2014 with the obvious name SAMSØ, promotion the local community, but later renamed it after the second oldest child of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Princess Isabella, born 2007. Danske Færger quickly snapped the name to their ferry on the east-route, formerly named KANHAVE after an old man-made channel from the Viking age on the island.
Back in 2011 Danske Færger traded under the brand Nordic Ferry Service on both the east- and west-route. Here the ferry KYHOLM on the Zeeland line heading south off Samsø towards the small harbour at Kolby Kaas, used for the east-route until the opening of the new Ballen facility.
These two KYHOLM-photos are photographed from the Vesborg Lighthouse located on the southernmost tip of the island. The name Kyholm originate from a small-uninhabited island northeast of Samsø.
KYHOLM at Kolby Kaas in Nordic Ferry Service livery with a funnel logo inspired by a rope.
KANHAVE was originally built to the west-route. Here the ferry arrives at Sælvig from Hou back in 2011.
KANHAVE again two years later.
Here berthed in Sælvig.
Now KYHOLM rebranded in the livery of Danske Færger in 2013.
The ferry is photographed from the coastline just east of Kolby Kaas harbour a December morning.
Finally a few shots from the northernmost part of the island, Issehoved, overlooking the Aarhus fairway, Djursland and another un-inhabited island, Hjelm.
Mols-Linien’s fast ferries between Aarhus and Zeeland pass close to Issehoved.
Car ferries to both Jutland and Zeeland connect the Kattegat island of Samsø. The west-route to Hou 30 km south of Aarhus and the east-route to Kalundborg 100 km from Copenhagen. Both lines are public subsidised, or owned – and underwent several changes in operators, ports and tonnage the past five years.